United Hospital/Allina Hospitals and Clinics
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
This handout helps patients recognize and understand the symptoms of heart failure and how to respond. The flyer can be used in or out of the hospital to help patients understand their symptoms and how they should respond to them, especially "red flag" symptoms. It is also used in teaching patients and given to the patient or caregiver to bring home.
This tool is an excellent example of a useful tool for engaging and supporting patients and families in their own care. If organizations or individuals adapt this tool for their own use, always assure that any clinical content contained is the most up to date.
In creating this tool, Allina drew from other health care organizations around the country.